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Hindsight's Premier League predictions

BIG GAME BOYS: Mesut Ozil, left, and Daniel Sturridge

VOICE OF Sport editor Rodney Hinds previews this weekend's round of Premier League matches.

Without doubt the pick of the bunch is Liverpool's visit to the Emirates, where Arsenal will have to prove they have what it takes to beat quality sides. The Gunners sit top thanks to a relatively accommodating run of fixtures against supposedly weaker sides, but there will be no place to hide against the dynamic and deadly strike partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez.

All matches are 3pm kick-offs unless otherwise stated

Saturday, November 2

Newcastle – Chelsea 12.45pm

Newcastle are one of the least consistent teams in the league. After derby day defeat to Sunderland, expect Alan Pardew’s men to put up a better fight in this match. Chelsea, though are back to their ominous best. Away win.

Fulham – Man Utd

Former Red Devil Kieran Richardson comes up against his old employers on Saturday. Do not expect the left-back to enjoy the reunion. United too good.

Hull – Sunderland

Maynor Figueroa’s experience has been key to Hull’s solid start to the campaign. City will look to bounce back after their unlucky defeat to Spurs. Sunderland might just eke out a point. Draw.

Man City – Norwich

Man City custodian Joe Hart will be lucky to start this match if his late horror show against Chelsea is taken in account. The hosts will still be too good for their opponents.


TIGER MAN: Hull City's Figueroa (Ken Passley)

Stoke – Southampton

Southampton’s good form sees them in fifth place. They play some great football but Stoke will provide stern opposition in this one. Home win.

WBA – Crystal Palace

The managerless visitors still look like headless chickens in the top flight, but they could muster a result here. Spoils shared.

West Ham – Aston Villa

This all claret match up will showcase two inconsistent sides. However, Paul Lambert’s men have enough in attack to take all three points back up the M1/M6.

Arsenal – Liverpool 5.30pm

The match of the weekend has me salivating at the prospect! The pair drew 2-2 at the Emirates last term and I expect the same fireworks just days before Bonfire Night. Arsenal take the points despite the likely SAS (Sturridge and Suarez) raids.

Sunday, November 3

Everton – Tottenham 1.30pm

Roberto Martinez has seamlessly taken over the reins at Everton. Expect the Toffees to make it a sticky journey for the north Londoners. Blues cruise.

Cardiff – Swansea 4pm

This Welsh battle will witness high emotions and tackles! Come 6pm expect all parties to be happy. Honours even.

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